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LTTE 'human waves' repulsed: Colombo
Rebel incursions continued in northern Sir Lanka as Government troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) battled over vital military and logistics installations in the Jaffna Peninsula.

'Role will thrust itself on India'
The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Mr. Lakshman Kadirgamar, feels that events may force India to play a role in the Sri Lankan conflict.

 Ethnic Indian PM ousted in Fiji coup
In an apparent `civil coup', the first ethnic Indian Prime Minister of the South Pacific island-republic of Fiji, Mr. Mahendra Pal Chaudhry, was today ousted from power. A state of Emergency was proclaimed by the President, Mr. Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, to control the rioting that broke out after the announcement of a political `change'.

India dismayed, to act decisively
India will mobilise support from the international community, the Commonwealth in particular, to act decisively against the forces trying to undermine constitutional rule in Fiji.

Central panel to study Mullaperiyar issue
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr. M. Karunanidhi, met the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, here today and exchanged views on the political scenario, presumably including the current situation in Sri Lanka, even as Tamil Nadu and Kerala agreed for the constitution of a central committee of experts to work out an amicable solution to the Mullaperiyar dam imbroglio.

'Love Bug II' threatens computers
Software security firms today warned computer users to guard against a new, more virulent strain of the `love bug' virus that swept the world earlier this month.

IA inquiry following judge's remark
The Indian Airlines (IA) has ordered an inquiry into the incident involving the Delhi High Court Chief Justice, Mr. Arijit Passayat, which occurred while he was travelling from Bangalore to New Delhi.

 India, France discuss strife in Sri Lanka
Keen on expanding strategic cooperation, India and France today discussed the situation in strife-torn Sri Lanka and identified common threats to maritime security in the Indian Ocean area.

 Bid to blow up J&K House
Militants made an abortive bid today to blow up the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly building here with a rocket. Six people, including three children and a woman, were injured, The rocket launcher, which was later examined by the BSF officers, was reportedly aimed at the State Assembly, sources said.

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